We are very proud to announce that Phil Turner, Managing Director of Meze Publishing, has been selected as one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars this year!

The Rising Stars is an annual list compiled by The Bookseller who select around 40 talented and forward-thinking ‘rising stars’ in the industry, whose actions have caught the eye and who have been singled out as possible leaders of the future.

While the list does slightly veer towards the younger people in the trade, it is not age-based. Instead, they are also looking for people coming into the industry with fresh eyes, or veterans of the trade who may have switched gears to explore new opportunities and ventures. The line-up was revealed in The Bookseller on July 1st.

Tom Tivnan, Features and Insight Editor who started the idea in 2011 said:

“One of the key things we look for in our Rising Stars are those we feel are revolutionising the book industry. 

“Phil Turner and Meze are doing that in spades with their innovative ways of working and finding new audiences.

“We feel optimistic about the long-term health of the trade as people like Phil and his company coming in and changing it for the better.”

The Bookseller is the world’s leading magazine and website for the book industry; their website is the book trade’s most visited UK site and it has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858.

“It’s a great privilege to be considered a Rising Star, especially as I’m 40 in a few months!” said co-owner of Meze Publishing, Phil Turner.

“Of course this recognition is for all of the team, really, who have helped us grow this company from nothing to a real Sheffield success story over the last three years. 

“And the really exciting thing is that there is a lot more to come from us – and hopefully being a Rising Star will create even more opportunities.”